Global Patent Index - EP 0988602 A4

EP 0988602 A4 2001-01-17 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NETWORK ACCESS USING A SET TOP BOX AND TELEVISION

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NETWORK ACCESS USING A SET TOP BOX AND TELEVISION

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM NETZWERKZUGRIFF UNTER VERWENDUNG EINES AUFSATZGERÄTS UND FERNSEHAPPARATS

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE D'ACCES A UN RESEAU A L'AIDE D'UN COFFRET D'ABONNE ET D'UN TELEVISEUR

Publication

EP 0988602 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 98918871 A

Priority

  • US 9808721 W
  • US 85303597 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9850862A1] An Internet gateway video server (110) transmits selection information to a set top box connected to a television (114). The set top box (112) displays the selection information on the television (114). A user views the selection information, and inputs user selection requests to the set top box (112). The Internet gateway video server (110) receives the user requests for information and retrieves the information. The server (110) then converts the network information from a network format to a television format. The conversion includes scanning the network information for selection elements, and adding selection elements for transmission in the television format. The converted network information is then transmitted to the set top box (112) for display on the television (114). The user may then make further selections based on the displayed network information.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 13/00; H04N 7/173

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 13/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); H04N 21/235 (2011.01); H04N 21/4782 (2011.01); H04N 21/658 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30905 (2013.01); H04N 21/2355 (2013.01); H04N 21/4782 (2013.01); H04N 21/6581 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

  • [PX] EP 0811940 A2 19971210 - WEBTV NETWORKS INC [US]
  • [PX] TOMARI Y ET AL: "DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNET-TV", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS,IEEE INC. NEW YORK,US, vol. 43, no. 3, 1 August 1997 (1997-08-01), pages 953 - 959, XP000742584, ISSN: 0098-3063
  • [A] WEBTV NETWORKS INC: "WEBTV AND ITS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS LICENSEES DEBUT FIRST INTERNET TELEVISION NETWORK AND SET-TOP BOX", 10 July 1996, INTERNET, XP002086521
  • See also references of WO 9850862A1

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EPO simple patent family

WO 9850862 A1 19981112; AT 460705 T 20100315; CA 2289103 A1 19981112; CA 2289103 C 20110927; DE 69841547 D1 20100422; DK 0988602 T3 20100621; EP 0988602 A1 20000329; EP 0988602 A4 20010117; EP 0988602 B1 20100310; EP 2189910 A2 20100526; EP 2189910 A3 20140827; ES 2340976 T3 20100611; JP 2001524242 A 20011127; PT 988602 E 20100510; US 2002092028 A1 20020711; US 6381748 B1 20020430; US 8646015 B2 20140204

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